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Kirby Short - Pro Cricketer *and* High School Deputy Principal

For the Love of Teaching

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Kirby Short - Pro Cricketer *and* High School Deputy Principal

For the Love of Teaching

For the Love of Teaching is a podcast which aims to ignite passion in teaching professionals all over the world. Join us to hear the stories of real educators doing what they love. If you’re a teacher needing encouragement and support or if you just want to keep up with everything education, Teach Starter’s For the Love of Teaching is the podcast for you. Because challenges crop up, and some things aren’t on the lesson plan. But teachers are incredible, teaching is a gift and together we’ve totally got this!

For the Love of Teaching

Professional cricketer and high school deputy principal, Kirby Short, leads a spectacular double life. Listen to Kirby, an experienced HPE teacher who has made the transition into administration whilst maintaining her career as an elite athlete, talk about striking the balance. Kirby's the captain of the Big Bash League's Brisbane Heat, and Deputy Principal at MacGregor State High School. She chats with me about the importance of having "other" in your life as a teacher (whether that be a family or another passion), and the way her supporting, sporting family shaped her as an athlete and as an educator. Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We make quality, downloadable teaching resources that save teachers hours of time and make their classrooms buzz!   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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